The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Health -

In all states ex­cept WA, leg­is­la­tion re­quires driv­ers to no­tify the li­cens­ing author­ity of any med­i­cal con­di­tion that could af­fect their abil­ity to drive safely.

More than 90 per cent of doc­tors say their pa­tients aren’t aware of this re­spon­si­bil­ity.

In SA and NT, doc­tors are legally obliged to re­port risky driv­ers.

In other states, doc­tors fol­low guide­lines that rec­om­mend they re­port driv­ers they think are med­i­cally im­paired.

But re­search sug­gests the guide­lines aren’t be­ing fol­lowed.

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